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THEA341 Advanced Writing for the Stage and Screen

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This course combines theory and practice to assist students while they write an original 50-60 minute play or screenplay

In this paper you will develop your own "voice" as a playwright and will craft an original full-length play.

Paper title Advanced Writing for the Stage and Screen
Paper code THEA341
Subject Theatre Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,110.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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THEA 241
THEA 441
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinators and teaching staff: Amanda Martin and Professor Stuart Young

Your lecturer will give you a list of required readings at the commencement of the paper.
Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
This paper builds on knowledge and understanding from THEA 241. It will give you an understanding of some of cultural and historical concerns that have informed the practice of writing for theatre/film, along with an ability to critically and analytically evaluate your work and to produce a full-length play of good quality.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 9-15, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 16:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
A2 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22